About YIELD      Manifesto        Our Team

YIELD is an independent design house: part industrial design studio, design label and manufacturer. YIELD designs and manufactures a range of bags, jewelry, and goods for the home with an aim to pair American craft and ingenuity with an eye toward the future. YIELD’s products are sold in over 250 retailers in the U.S. and abroad and have been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Dwell, Sunset, SF Chronicle and more.

YIELD was established in late 2012 by Andrew Deming and Rachel Gant in San Francisco where the two met at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Yield is now based in the historic coastal town of Saint Augustine, FL, the oldest European settlement in the U.S.

Read more about YIELD in the following Q/A's & interviews:
IAMTHELABObserverBreaking InDwell, Steven Alan, Svbscription, Mylo

 
Yield designs items that blend traditional craft with modern innovations. From thoughtfully colored planters to minimalist storage solutions, Yield Design Co.’s products celebrate the possibilities of American design.
— Dwell Magazine
 

Manifesto

 

Bridging past and present.

We are about respecting the past, yielding to the present and looking forward to the future. We know the fashions of past decades will always find a way to eventually repeat. We look for the core element, the true essence of those times and with it we create something entirely new for today and tomorrow.

Today’s technology. Timeless craft.

We are neither designing for technology or taking a stand against technology. We believe the new tools at our disposal further empower us to create and communicate but are not an end unto themselves. From our home goods to our 3d-printed gold cast rings, every product and venture we undertake is a marriage of technology and hand craft.

There is no need for compromise.

Beauty, sustainability and ethical production are not at odds–they must all be considered to create something of true worth. Anything created at someone else’s expense is not beautiful and the manufacturing of disposable goods for short term benefit has robbed our natural resources for too long. We bear a responsibility to create timeless pieces that last. Buy for keeps or please do not buy at all.

 

Our Team

 

We work with many skilled manufacturers and makers to realize our line of goods. This is our core team based in St. Augustine.

Andrew Deming Founder, Principal Designer @andrewdeming Andrew is a designer and strategist with a degree in Graphic Design from Flagler and an MBA in Design Strategy from CCA. Prior to starting YIELD, Andrew worked for Yves Béhar at fuseproject where he took part in designing award-winning projects for clients such as Herman Miller and Sodastream.  Andrew oversees creative direction for YIELD, manages accounts, and supports Rachel in the design direction of each product.


Andrew Deming

Founder, Principal Designer
@andrewdeming

Andrew is a designer and strategist with a degree in Graphic Design from Flagler and an MBA in Design Strategy from CCA. Prior to starting YIELD, Andrew worked for Yves Béhar at fuseproject where he took part in designing award-winning projects for clients such as Herman Miller and Sodastream. 

Andrew oversees creative direction for YIELD, manages accounts, and supports Rachel in the design direction of each product.

Rachel Gant Founder, Principal Designer @rachel_gant Rachel earned her Bachelors in Industrial Design at CCA in San Francisco following a period of Architecture studies at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Her experience ranges from a brief stint at the firm of architect Cass Calder Smith, to designing playful products for Photojojo.  Rachel leads Product Design and Manufacturing for YIELD. Her architectural background heavily influences the clean, precise forms behind each collection.


Rachel Gant

Founder, Principal Designer
@rachel_gant

Rachel earned her Bachelors in Industrial Design at CCA in San Francisco following a period of Architecture studies at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Her experience ranges from a brief stint at the firm of architect Cass Calder Smith, to designing playful products for Photojojo. 

Rachel leads Product Design and Manufacturing for YIELD. Her architectural background heavily influences the clean, precise forms behind each collection.

Clover Gant-Deming Greeter, Shop Dog Clover is a Plott Hound / Catahoula mix from a St. Augustine rescue shelter. She was born without a tail, and her favorite activities involve chasing lizards, swimming in the ocean, and sleeping on the office couch. Clover loves everyone, even the postman. If she really loves you, she might even give you a high-five. 


Clover Gant-Deming

Greeter, Shop Dog

Clover is a Plott Hound / Catahoula mix from a St. Augustine rescue shelter. She was born without a tail, and her favorite activities involve chasing lizards, swimming in the ocean, and sleeping on the office couch.

Clover loves everyone, even the postman. If she really loves you, she might even give you a high-five. 

 
Hana Voldrichova La Rochelle Production Manager Hana is the keeper of all bag production in our St. Augustine studio. Her sewing skills are hard to beat. If you've seen one of our bags in person, you'll notice her critical eye for precision. Hana is originally from the Czech Republic where she received her degree in Textiles. She lived in Australia for a few years before moving to St. Augustine.


Hana Voldrichova La Rochelle

Production Manager

Hana is the keeper of all bag production in our St. Augustine studio. Her sewing skills are hard to beat. If you've seen one of our bags in person, you'll notice her critical eye for precision.

Hana is originally from the Czech Republic where she received her degree in Textiles. She lived in Australia for a few years before moving to St. Augustine.

Ryan Tempro Operations Manager @mc_pressure Ryan Tempro is a graphic designer and letterpress printer originally from the West Coast of Florida. Ryan brings his many talents, lots of smiles and an endless supply of puns to the studio. He's got a lot going on, including running his own independent letterpress business, MC Pressure. Ryan is also a Flagler alum, with a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design.


Ryan Tempro

Operations Manager
@mc_pressure

Ryan Tempro is a graphic designer and letterpress printer originally from the West Coast of Florida. Ryan brings his many talents, lots of smiles and an endless supply of puns to the studio. He's got a lot going on, including running his own independent letterpress business, MC Pressure. Ryan is also a Flagler alum, with a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design.

Morgan Gesell Mudryk Production Morgan is a multi-faceted artist with a BFA from Flagler College and an MFA from West Virginia University. At Yield she brings her many talents and critical eye to bear, working across a range of products with a focus on bag production.


Morgan Gesell Mudryk

Production

Morgan is a multi-faceted artist with a BFA from Flagler College and an MFA from West Virginia University. At Yield she brings her many talents and critical eye to bear, working across a range of products with a focus on bag production.

 
Kelsey Heinze Photographer @kelseyheinze Kelsey is a photographer from Shelter Island, NY living in Saint Augustine, FL whose work focuses on portraiture, beauty, and social culture. Kelsey attended Savannah College of Art and Design, and received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art with a specialization in Photography.


Kelsey Heinze

Photographer
@kelseyheinze

Kelsey is a photographer from Shelter Island, NY living in Saint Augustine, FL whose work focuses on portraiture, beauty, and social culture.

Kelsey attended Savannah College of Art and Design, and received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art with a specialization in Photography.